Expert Reports

Making the case for cloud

Read this CIPS Download whitepaper, produced in partnership with EASY Software, as we explore the benefits and challenges of taking your organisation’s procurement processes digital

Tackling the long tail

Read this CIPS Download report, produced in partnership with Compleat, as we explore how one of the lasting legacies of Covid-19 on procurement could be an enforced focus on finally getting tail-end spend under control.

The rise of the procurement ecosystem: putting power back in your hands

With the advancements in the integration technology, organisations can now design and implement a procurement system that is truly tailored to suit them and do so at their own pace. 

Read this CIPS Download report, produced in partnership with VendorPanel, to find out the best strategies for creating a procurement ecosystem that allows for a seamless transfer of data and increases efficiency, reduces risk and drives improved outcomes.

Procurement's role in corporate climate action

For most of 2020, organisations have been focused on survival through the coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent economic downturn. But humanity faces a challenge even more profound than COVID-19: climate change. 

And as procurement professionals, you have a critical role to play in helping the planet. Download this CIPS Download report, produced in partnership with EcoVadis, as we explore how you can help

The new world order

Covid-19 has thrown up huge challenges for those working in procurement, requiring new contracting models and greater flexibility around services in particular. This report, in partnership with Lorien, explores the new landscape and how firms need to be approaching procurement. 

Resilience and recovery: How to get back to normal faster

Why business continuity plans (BCPs) are being pushed to the forefront in the supplier selection process and how to help your providers remain sustainable.

In this whitepaper, produced in partnership with Avetta, we explore the steps companies can take to ensure both they and their suppliers keep their organisations running or get them back on track faster if problems occur to business normality.

Boosting supply chain resilience

Covid-19 has exposed many vulnerabilities in businesses, now is the time to learn from this and adopt the right tools for the future. In this report, produced in partnership with Market Dojo, learn how technology can help you bolster the resilience of your supply chain. 

The Future of Enterprise Vendor Management

In this Expert Report, produced in collaboration with Brooklyn Vendor Assurance, we are discussing how a new mindset - and some new technology - can turn good vendor management into great vendor management and build a significant, sustainable competitive advantage for your organisation.

Is Your Supply Management Fit For Purpose?

If CPOs and supply chain leaders are to build a competitive advantage during the economic downturn, they need to focus on the three Rs: response, rebound and reshape. In this report, produced in partnership with GEP, it analyses the strategic challenges facing procurement and supply chain leaders at the world’s largest companies in three critical stages. 

Why UK councils need to collaborate to thrive

Engagement is essential to help local authorities navigate and mitigate the tough times ahead. Expert facilitator, YPO, can support them through it, particularly with its knowledge of the insurance market and relationships with top suppliers

Why autonomous procurement is your exit strategy

What will the chief procurement officer be doing in 2030? Although many organisations are facing unprecedented short-term challenges, they need to begin planning for the “primacy of procurement” now.

This Expert Report, created in collaboration with JAGGAER, takes a closer look at the key factors many Chief Procurement Officers are having to consider.